Stealing Signals: Them Pesky Nats.

Nationals 13, Mets 4 – Mike Pelfrey returns promptly to sucking when the team needs it the least, getting beat on by Ronnie Belliard and Austin Kearns as D.C. runs it up on a Metropolitan team that will be lucky just to make it into the playoffs with a 1 game lead, and looks more likely to choke.

Brewers 13, Cardinals 5 – Of course the Brew Crew is going to hang in there and make it close as the season winds down (now 3 back of the Cubs.) However, it’s another chance to marvel at just how awful the Cardinals have been down the stretch.  Adam Wainwright, the team’s best starting pitcher, got knocked for four runs before he even got an out.

Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1 – The Yanks blow a chance to get within one game of the Red Sox by getting dominated by Jesse Litsch. The only entertaining part of the day for the Yanks had to be dressing up the rookies in Wizard of Oz costumes.

Giants 9, Padres 4 – Not a time to lose ground to Arizona and make it even easier for Philly to take a Wild Card slot from you, especially when your opponent’s top player is shut down for the year. You’re in a bad stretch if Omar Vizquel is driving in four runs off your pitching.

Twins 2, Tigers 0 – Carlos Silva, showing potential for next year. 7.2 innings of shutout ball from the Minnesota starter basically puts the Tigers out of the playoffs now.

Rangers 8, Angels 7 – Note to Mike Scioscia: please stop running Ervin Santana out to pitch for you, especially when you’re shooting for home field advantage.

Orioles 3, Royals 2 – At least Baltimore never lost to Kansas City this year. Nick Markakis breaks a 2-2 tie with an eighth inning homer.

Photo: AP/Kathy Willens


2 Responses

  1. I don’t think anyone in the NL deserves to make the playoffs. The races are tight, but they haven’t been thrilling; it seems that the frontrunners can’t get the job done.

  2. Kevin, it’s really about who screws up the least. Nobody really wants to take the race by the throat, so to speak.

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